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Kief Joshua Vineyards

Kief Joshua Vineyards Kief-Joshua Vineyards is a small family business that is situated on 20 acres in beautiful Elgin, Arizona, right in the middle of what has become known as "winery row." Our first planting was in 2005 and we have about ten acres under vine, consisting of ten different varieties: Tempranillo, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel, Reisling, Semillion and Viognier. And we continue to expand our vineyards every year. Our first harvest was in the fall of 2008. Proudly, we will release our first 2008 Estate Viognier this summer, while our 2008 Estate Tempranillo will reman aging in a combination of french and american oak barrels until 2010. This fall we expect a larger crop from our vineyard, but will still rely on sourced fruit. This year our supplier from Dragoon, Arizona.

From Highway 10, take Rte 83 to Sonoita. Stay on 83 until you come to Elgin Road (mile marker 23) and turn left. Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be 3.7 miles on your left. We are two doors down from Callaghan Vineyards.

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370 Elgin Road, Elgin, AZ, US, 85611 Email:
Phone: 520-455-5582 Web:
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  Cabernet Franc
  Chenin Blanc
A nose reminiscent of nectarines and stone fruit with a hint of lime. Soft on the palate, while evoking the flavor of orange and peach with a subtle grassiness. Perfect pairing with spicy food, grilled fish or a light desert such as creme brulee.
Possessing a rich ruby color, and aromas of black currants with a pleasant herbalness. The herbal and fruit characteristics found on the nose resonate in the mouth, along with flavors of ripe red cherries and a dusty earthiness. This wine is slightly peppery, while possessing a nice soft tannin structure, and a pleasant finish. Pairs well with red meats, tomato based sauces, salumi, or try it with red wine poached pears.
Aromas of ripe red plums, pomegranate and eucalyptus, while faintly herbaceous. The palate follows with a nice smooth tannin structure, accompanied by recurring hints of plum, faint herbal notes and a hint of oak. Serve with beef, game, grilled meat or barbecue.
A little bit lighter than our 2006, possessing more floral aromas, reminiscent of rose and orange blossoms with a hint of lemon zest. On the palate, a strong citrus background with nice firm acidity making for a long lasting and mouth-filling finish. This wine is sure to be enjoyed with fresh fruit, pork or chicken, as well as, spicy food.


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